Diputació de Barcelona

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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Diputació de Barcelona   (DIBA)

    EU Transparency Register

    00785656654-23 First registered on 13 Sep 2011

    Goals / Remit

    The Province of Barcelona is currently one of the most active territories in Europe and the Mediterranean region. The Province of Barcelona lies within the region of Catalonia and includes the city of Barcelona, its capital, and 310 other municipalities. The province of Barcelona is an enterprising and outward-looking territory, and these attributes make of this territory a local benchmark on an international level.

    - A population of 5.5 million inhabitants.
    - 74.3% of Catalonia’s GDP and 13.9% of Spain’s GDP.
    - The main exports market for the Spanish economy (41% of the state’s high-tech exports).
    - The number 1 cruise port in the Mediterranean.
    - The 6th largest urban area in the European Union and the centre of the Barcelona-Lyon mega-region.
    - The 3rd European city for attracting foreign investment.
    - The 2nd city in the world in number of international meetings.

    The Government of the Province of Barcelona is the local government administration of the Prov (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    - Regional Development and Cohesion Policy, especially urban policy, EU Urban Agenda
    - Development cooperation
    - Culture, Sport and youth.
    -New Technologies
    - Local economic development
    - European Green Deal
    - Employment and Social Affairs (education, inclusion, citizenship, social welfare, public health and consummer affairs)
    -Territorial Sustainability: infrastructures, housing, environement, climate change and energy.
    - SDGs
    - Next Generation UE- recovery funds
    - CoFoE
    - Local governments for PEACE


    Head Office
    Diputació de Barcelona Rambla de Catalunya 126
    Barcelona 08008
    EU Office
    Carrer Londres 55
    Barcelona 08036


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    1. Mrs Blanca SOLER i TOBELLA (Head of Office)
    2. Mr Arnau Guix (European Policy Officer)
    3. Stagier (new person every year)

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Associations and networks of public authorities

  • Networking


    • Associació de Col·lectivitats Tèxtils Europees (ACTE) (http://www.acte.net/)

    • Ciudades y Gobiernos Locales Unidos (CGLU) (http://www.uclg.org/)

    • Platforma (http://www.platforma-dev.eu/)

    • CEPLI (http://www.cepli.eu)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Urban#- Urban Intergroup

    Other activities

    In the field of the European Affairs, Barcelona Provincial Council has two main objectives:

    1. Cooperation with municipalities to promote strategic projects with the use of EU funds, exchange of good practices, participation in networks and partner search;

    2. To place the municipalities and the Province of Barcelona in the decision making process of the European Union and of the legislation that is relevant for local governments.

    Since 2013 the Provincial Councils of Barcelona, Tarragona, Girona and Lleida have developed a strategic alliance to coordinate their European strategies, aiming to improve internationalisation of the Catalan local governments.

    To achieve these objectives, the European Cooperation Office of Barcelona Provincial Council offers the following services:

    - Specialised technical advice and support in preparing and managing European projects;
    - Lobbying to defend local governments' interests with regard to community policy and legislation;
    - Coordinating the Secretariat of the Euro-Mediterranean network Arco Latino;
    - Public information and communication regarding the European Union: management of the Europe Direct - Barcelona Information Centre;
    - Providing training activities for municipal experts and elected officials;
    - Connection to Brussels available to local councils and economic and social actors in the territory;
    - Coordination and promotion of a network of municipal experts and elected officials from the Province, to work on European issues.

  • Meetings


    None declared

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